Overview

If you work regularly on a laptop, you should use an external keyboard. Using an external keyboard will allow you to raise your laptop screen to an appropriate height and distance which will help reduce strain on your neck and hands. Keyboards come in different sizes and styles. A standard-size keyboard is what most people are used to. Below are a few options that include standard-size keyboards as well as a few options without an attached 10-key number pad.

For tips on setting up your workstation and the use of keyboards consult our Tips for Computer Users webpage.


Recommended Keyboards

Mfr. & Model

Microsoft
Ergonomic Sculpt
Keyboard for Business 

Logitech
MX Keys
Keyboard

Logitech
MX Keys Mini
Keyboard

Logitech
K380 Short
Keyboard

Photo

microsoft-sculpt
MX Keys
MX Keys Mini
Logitech K380

Part
Number

Mfr Part #: 5KV-00001

Office Depot Item # 286805

CDW Part #: 3119292

Mfr Part #: 920-009295

Office Depot Item #: 8742665

CDW Part #: 5743101

Mfr Part #: 920-010475

Office Depot Item #: 7078042

CDW Part #: 6751487

Mfr Part #: 920-007558

Office Depot Item #: 8742665

CDW Part #: 3967550

Review

Wireless, fixed split keyboard with cushioned palm rest. Well sized for most users. Detached 10 key helps to reduce reach for right-handed mousing. Has attachment to help achieve neutral wrist posture. PC and Mac compatible

Full size and sturdy with backlit keys. Can work across multiple synched devices even with different operating systems. Has a very slight positive tilt.    

Solid mini keyboard without a 10 key number pad. Reduces reaching when using a mouse on the right-hand side. Connects to 3 different devices simultaneously. Lots of extra features.

Mini keyboard without a 10 key number pad. This unit is on the smaller side. Reduced reaching when using the mouse on the right hand side.

UC Supplier

Office Depot
CDW
Office Depot
CDW
Office Depot
CDW
Office Depot
CDW

Specs

  • Kb/# Pad Weight: 29.5/3.5 oz
  • Kb/# Pad Width: 15.4"/3.65"
  • Kb/# Pad Depth: 9"/5.21"
  • Kb/# Pad Height: 2.3"/0.5"
  • Connection: USB Dongle
  • Max Operating Distance: 10'
  • Multi-device: No
  • 10-key # Pad: Yes
  • Battery Type: Kb: 2-AAA/# Pad: 1 x CR2032
  • Weight: 28.57 oz
  • Width:16.94"
  • Depth:5.18"
  • Height: 0.81"
  • Connection: USB Dongle and Bluetooth
  • Max Operating Distance: 33'
  • Multi-device: Yes
  • 10-key # Pad: Yes
  • Battery Type: Rechargeable Li-Po
  • Weight:  17.86 oz
  • Width: 11.65”
  • Depth: 5.19”
  • Height: 0.82”
  • Connection: USB Dongle and Bluetooth
  • Max Operating Distance: 33'
  • Multi-device: Yes
  • 10-key # Pad: No
  • Battery Type: Rechargeable Li-Po
  • Weight: 14.4 oz
  • Width: 10.98"
  • Depth: 4.88"
  • Height: 0.6"
  • Connection: Bluetooth
  • Max Operating Distance: 33'
  • Multi-device: Yes
  • 10-key # Pad: No
  • Battery Type: 2-AAA

Resources

M510 Mouse Website

MX Keys Website

MX Keys Mini Website

K380 Keyboard Website